Life can be unbearable, discouragements; disappointments at times engulf, and cloud our minds with a feeling of defeat. All what the mind can think of is our own failures, and how dumps we are not to have realized an easy way out. These kinds of feeling are normal to every human being, and it’s a wake – up call to re – evaluate our goals, and develop strengths we may not have. The good news is majority of us are able to overcome these feelings and push on, while a number of us succumb into their own failures and sink deep into depression. Having said all that, what can one do to rejuvenate himself or herself?
Take a breather
Fatigue is our number one enemy. It tells the body, “You have reached your maximum and cannot go on” without carefully managing your time, you are likely to get bored, and the result of boredom is burnout. Taking a break is considered the best weapon to fight fatigue. It gives you room to recover and re- energize to move on. That’s why employers encourage their employees to take vacations and join their families, or when preparing for a tasking competition, breaks are necessary to allow your muscles to cope with the load. By allowing yourself to recover, you boost your levels of productivity and increase your sense of personal satisfaction.
Re – evaluate your goals
Setting wrong or unrealistic goals can easily frustrate your efforts. Without a clear way forward, you can easily give up your pursuit. It is important to keep checking on your goals and your action steps or, as some would call it, ‘plans of action’ to ensure you stay on focus. Can you imagine that, you are in Orlando Florida, and your goal is to get to New -York? Obviously, the direction you take is north bound. Without constantly checking your directions or consulting your GPS, you might easily end up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, or worst, south Bend Indiana. We need to constantly evaluate your goals every step of the way, for this gives you room to timely make correction and strategize to stay focused.
Allow room for progression
By allowing room for progression, you are providing yourself with a safety cushion. Check on what you have vs. what you want, what opportunities are still available out there vs. what new opportunities are arising? Is there room to make a step forward? If there is, then go ahead, for, in life, there is always room for improvement. There is always something you can improve on, be it in sports, or in business or academically. When the feeling of defeat comes to you, check on alternatives, besides quitting, for quitters never win.
Speak to your mentor
Keeping problems to you is unwise. Have a mentor, or someone who has the best of your interest at heart. The usual saying, ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ applies to all of us. Do not share your challenges with everybody, for not all people are out to see you succeed. Many people you call a friend are just acquaintances. Choose that one friend who will consider your feelings and be there for you both in good times and bad times. Such a friend can help you see areas of your failure and offer his or her assistance, and above all, encourage you to stay consistently on your path and enduring the difficult times.
Push Through the Dip
At times, you might feel like giving up, despite doing the right thing. This is called the dip. When you hit the dip, know that the best decision you can make is to move forward. Mostly, the journey is gruesome, but the rewards are tremendous. Focus the end results and that should give you the strength to move on.
When you totally hit a snag, and after careful consideration you cannot move forward, then it’s ok to quit. Yes emotions take the best of us, but at times, it’s the best step forward. When you reach the conclusion to quit, then do not hesitate or be held back by the much effort you may have invested, look forward to the next best thing you can do. It is actually healthy and not regrettable.